Friends We've Lost

Bryan DeMoss March 12, 2017 Rick stayton March 10, 2017 Johnny Harrison January 4, 2017 LONNIE YORK January 1, 2017 Carl CHILDRESS November 25, 2016 Mike Hudgins November 9, 2016 MARTY TOOLE October 31, 2016 Brad Wiles October 22, 2016 Willie Flournoy October 2, 2016 barry ault September 21, 2016 Carl Davis September 3, 2016 James 'Jim' Reily Finger August 3, 2016 James "Red" Jones August 2, 2016 James "Red" Jones July 17, 2016 Pete Fogo July 10, 2016 Leon McWright June 26, 2016 Ed Spain June 17, 2016 Billy Hyde May 10, 2016 Richard W. "Bill" Spencer March 29, 2016 Earl Downey March 6, 2016 RAY MARTINEZ February 15, 2016 Jake Walker February 1, 2016 James "HENRY" KILE January 30, 2016 Eugene Smith January 21, 2016 Wesley Hendry January 6, 2016 Tim (Cheat) Lee December 12, 2015 Don Orren December 10, 2015 Rayford Harwell December 6, 2015 Mark Ideus October 25, 2015 Andy Hawkins October 7, 2015 Dixon Holman September 26, 2015 Jim Allen September 23, 2015 Tish Alexander September 10, 2015 Melvin McClay August 30, 2015 Ron 'TANK' BLALOCK August 21, 2015 Kerry Harris July 25, 2015 Butch Clark July 23, 2015 James "J" ROWLAND July 16, 2015 Roger Kinzie July 9, 2015 Hal Taylor June 26, 2015 Kurt Graff June 15, 2015 John Murphy May 23, 2015 Richard Skinner April 21, 2015 Bob Veitman April 15, 2015 Donavon Miller March 31, 2015 Mark H. Rorie March 17, 2015 Charles R. Capps March 6, 2015 Jerry Stephens February 17, 2015 John Talley February 13, 2015 Alvin Kinney February 12, 2015 Danny Roberts February 10, 2015 Bobby Larey January 5, 2015 Percy Penn December 18, 2014 Frank Dunn December 10, 2014 Walt Wilson October 30, 2014 Dino Jauregue October 30, 2014 Warren Hutcherson September 21, 2014 Stormy Walker September 6, 2014 Brian Candaleria August 30, 2014 Carl Kegler August 28, 2014 Leroy Smith August 26, 2014 Beau Hicks August 24, 2014 Rick Harralson August 15, 2014 Gregory Baines August 1, 2014 Ernest Cobbins July 1, 2014 Ted Kelley June 12, 2014 Fred Ratliff June 2, 2014 Henry Crenshaw April 14, 2014 Arnold Villarreal March 14, 2014 Ron Markel March 12, 2014 Larry Coates March 4, 2014 Jessie Lee February 28, 2014 Nelda Hicks February 5, 2014 Rick McGowan February 2, 2014 John Anthony Kauffman January 16, 2014 Scott Brown October 26, 2013 Bill McClure October 23, 2013 J. Pat O'Connell June 24, 2013 Powell Allen Scheumack March 20, 2013 Powell Scheumack March 20, 2013 Ronnie Roberts March 8, 2013 Karl Rivers January 31, 2013 Reggie Marthis January 18, 2013 Tony Hollier December 19, 2012 Art Blair November 16, 2012 Forrest Wayne Clicque October 19, 2012 Jake Reichenstein August 2, 2012 Sue Busse July 6, 2012 Gary Hetherington June 30, 2012 Ricky Scearce Jr. May 3, 2012 Duane "Doc" Ogle April 27, 2012 Charles "Red" Aiken April 6, 2012 Donnie Beck March 18, 2012 Jim Mallon February 25, 2012 Clifford Averitt January 10, 2012 David Pipak December 12, 2011 Mike Bilgere October 27, 2011 W.P. "Rip" Drumgoole October 26, 2011 Peggy Lewis October 16, 2011 Justin Keith Springer September 25, 2011

Beau Hicks

August 24, 2014

Texas high school football lost a legend yesterday and TASO Football last a dear friend. The "Dean" of Texas football officials, Beau Hicks left us to join the love of his life, Nelda, in eternity Sunday morning. Beau has bend officiating football since 1957 and even worked a high school game last year. Beau worked his way up to the Southwest Conference and Big XII, including more that a dozen bowl games. He continued to stay involved by observing for the Big XII and as a scout for the NFL.

Where Beau truly has left his mark was on the countless number of football officials he assisted in getting better and moving up the ranks. It didn't matter if you wanted to sharpen your skills to move form sub varsity to varsity from high school to college or from college to the NFL, Beau always had time to help and a smile on his face. Beau was a well sought after clinician serving as an instructor at every TASO clinic and many football officiating camps all across the country .... and Nelda was his constant companion. 

Beau left his mark off the field as well, serving in every office of the Southeast Texas/Beaumont Chapter and was a TASO Football Division Board member serving as District IV Director at the time of his death. I am proud and honored to have been his colleague and friend.

On Monday, August 18th, I was honored to join Bud Alexander, Bill Fecci and Tommy Moore to pay tribute to Beau in Beaumont. Click HERE for a link to a local news story.

I shared a few press boxes and sidelines with Beau but I never had the honor to work on the same field. I think that some day, Beau is going to let me crew-up with him and no doubt will provide a few pointers. If I am smart, I will listen and learn.  Beau, give Nelda a hug from all of us, we miss you both.

 

There is a Facebook public group page called "Tribute to Beau Hicks" if you would like to join and share your personal thoughts about Beau. 

 

Funeral services for Beau are scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00 AM at Wesley UMC Beaumont (3810 N Major Dr, Beaumont, TX 77713). Graveside service and post-funeral reception will follow.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 2 from 5:00 -7:00 PM  at Broussard's Mortuary (1605 N Major Dr., Beaumont, TX).


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